The Message – #5
God is holy! As we look at Isaiah chapter 5, two verses stand out:
But the Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:16, 20 NASB
God is Holy. As a result, everything He does is holy, even his judgment. God must judge sin, his holiness demands it. God is shown holy even in the midst of judgment. We see God as holy and recognize that we are not.
What is a way in which we are not holy? We do not have integrity in our actions. See how Isaiah calls out several ways we mis-label our own actions? We call the darkness light. We see evil and call it good. We try to find a different standard other than God to measure by. God is holy and we must recognize his standards because any other standard is false.
Do we recognize and rejoice in the holiness of God?